Luxury Hotels: That object you see stretching across the top of three 56-story skyscrapers is the Sands SkyPark in Singapore. It is approximately 656 feet high and more than 300 yards long. The cantilever, which is among the largest in the world, sits atop the Hotel at Marina Bay Sands. It has an observation deck with 11 viewpoints and, according to the renowned hotelier, the world's longest infinity pool at that height. The pool is approximately 492 feet, or 150 meters, in length.
The Sands Skypark can accommodate up to 3,900 visitors. This breathtaking site also contains more than 250 types of trees and 650 types of plants. While the Sands Skypark is open to the public, as well as guests of the hotel, the pool area is for guests only. However, for a fee of around $15, the general public has access to most areas of the Sands Skypark, such as the observation deck, the gardens, and all the exclusive shops, restaurants and lounges that dot the grandiose Skypark.
Among the hub of fine restaurants is The Sky on 57, which features celebrity chef Justin Quek. Live entertainment is performed for guests of the hotel and the general public from the observation deck.
There are restrictions to entry, which, for the most part, are oriented toward safety and proprietary rights. For example, there could be a waiting period based upon the number of people currently on the observation deck. Weather also is a factor, as the park is closed during en clement weather. Like many public venues, the Sands prohibits any professional photographic and video equipment on the premises. Due to the very strong, and potentially hazardous, gusts of wind that occur at more than 650 feet above ground level, opening an umbrella is strictly prohibited to avoid any surprise liftoffs.
There is no other place that offers such panoramic views of Singapore's cityscape (including the new national Gardens by the Bay) than this manmade architectural wonder designed by Mr. Moshe Safdie. The Sands SkyPark is without question a one-of-a-kind venue that makes all of Singapore a vista to behold.